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Video encoding

DivX

We used the DivX converter, a tool included in the DivX package, in order to measure the encoding performance using this codec. The DivX codec is capable of recognizing and using all available cores and the SSE4 instruction set.

We converted a Full HD, six-minute long .mov video file into an .avi file, using the “HD 1080p” output profile. The results below are given in seconds, so the lower the better.

Athlon X4 845

On DivX encoding, the Athlon X4 845 was 11% faster than the FX-4300, 11% slower than the A10-7870K, and was 31% slower than the Core i3-6100.

DVDShrink

DVDShrink is an old but still very useful program to “shrink” video DVDs that have more than 4.7 GiB of data to fit single-layer DVD media. We used it to compress the DVD of “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” DVD to 4.7 GiB. The results below are given in seconds, so the lower the better.

Athlon X4 845

In this test, the Athlon X4 845 was 6% faster than the FX-4300, was on a technical tie with the A10-7870K, and was 7% slower than the Core i3-6100.

Media Espresso

Media Espresso is a video conversion program that uses the graphics processing unit of the video engine to speed up the conversion process. We converted a 1 GiB, 1920x1080i, 23,738 kbps, .mov video file to a smaller 320×200, H.264, .MP4 file for viewing on a smartphone. The results below are given in seconds, so the lower the better.

Athlon X4 845

Here the the Athlon X4 845 performed similarly to the FX-4300 and the A10-7870K, but and was 29% slower than the Core i3-6100.